HDHR 2017: BEAR MOUNTAIN HOSTS ‘LARGEST WINTER KICKOFF PARTY KNOWN TO MAN’
September in SoCal usually means scorching temperatures as summer makes one final, fiery push before giving way to fall, but the forecast at Bear Mountain on Sept. 23 called for clear skies, temps in the upper 60s, and 100 percent chance of snow thanks to 170 tons of shaved ice groomed to perfection for the 14th annual Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails, a.k.a., “The largest winter kickoff party known to man.”
Considered one of the most influential and innovative events in the snowboarding industry since its inception in 2003, HDHR was strictly a one-day rail jam competition, featuring some of the best riders in the world competing on one-of-a-kind courses designed and built by the resort’s park staff. This event consists of concerts and exclusive screenings of the new TransWorld SNOWboarding and Snowboarder Magazine videos. The result was an event that was both fresh and familiar for the 3,000+ spectators in attendance with room to grow in the future.
As for the on-snow shredding, more than 60 riders will hit the hill hoping to claim part of the $16,000 prize purse.